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Wake Forest Pitching Lab - Graduate Student Position - Winston Salem, NC, USA

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    Wake Forest Pitching Lab - Graduate Student Position

    The Wake Forest Pitching Lab is seeking graduate student(s) to begin in the 2022-2023 school year. Students performing research in the Pitching Lab at Wake Forest are part of the biomedical engineering graduate program. This program is called part of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES), which is a joint program between the Wake Forest School of Medicine and Virginia Tech that “bridges the biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, and real-world applications to enhance the quality of life.” This graduate student position is located in Winston-Salem, NC. Master’s programs are typically 2 years in length and PhD programs are usually 4-6 years in length.

    As a graduate student performing research in the Wake Forest Pitching Lab, you may be expected to:
    • Observe, participate, and assist in pitching motion capture evaluations
    • Complete any and all coursework according to the SBES curriculum
    • Assist in ongoing research projects within the lab
    • Begin a brand new research project in the lab
    • Complete a master’s thesis or PhD dissertation on a topic in baseball biomechanics
    • Perform other duties as interested or assigned

    The ideal graduate student would be:
    • Passionate for biomechanics, especially regarding injury prevention and performance enhancement within baseball
    • Eager to learn new skills and apply them to biomechanics data
    • Able to critically think about ways to investigate biomechanics topics and data
    • Willing to work with the Wake Forest baseball analytics team and coaching staff
    • Proactive and driven

    If you are interested, please reach out to Dr. Kristen Nicholson at and apply to the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest SBES program. For more information on the graduate program, please visit and/or for more details.

    Kristen Faith Nicholson, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

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    Update: For the upcoming 2022 academic year, the Wake Forest Pitching lab only has openings for maters level students.